BETHEL — Edith Doyle, 15, of Bethel, a home-schooled student, has been selected as the summer intern at the Bethel Historical Society, said Executive Director Stanley R. Howe, PhD. She was endorsed by the society’s Education Committee, which reviews and interviews applicants and makes a recommendation to the executive director each year.

Doyle has been involved with the society for several years. In 2006, she and her father and sister joined the society and attended a society course on Maine and the Civil War, which resulted in developing her interest in local and regional history. For the past several months, Doyle has also been volunteering, transcribing oral history tapes, checking oral history transcripts and assisting with mailings and events.

As an intern, Doyle will provide tours of the Dr. Moses Mason House, conduct walking tours of the Bethel Historic District, write historical essays, assist with events and mailings, work on oral history projects and help with advancing the development of a junior historical society.

Funds for the internship were provided by a grant from the Morton-Kelly Trust.

“We are, of course, delighted to have such an outstanding and highly motivated individual as Edie Doyle with us this year,” said. Howe. “She is very eager to learn all she can this summer and that is always very good thing.”

The society’s internship program is one of several designed to encourage the participation of elementary and high school students in expanding their knowledge of local and regional history.

More information about the society and its activities may be obtained by calling 824-2908 or 800-824-2910, e-maiing [email protected] or visiting www.bethelhistorical.org.


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